America’s vexatious Nobel Prize winner wandered into New York in 1960, started off as the next Woody Guthrie and became the first and only Bob Dylan. Along the way, he redefined folk, rock, country, and pop music. We’ll listen to and discuss music from his first 15 years, from the eponymous first album through Blood on the Tracks, along with samples from the Bootleg and archival materials.
GROUP LEADER: Karl Hakkarainen has taught numerous WISE courses on music, technology, history, law, and journalism. A graduate of Amherst College, Karl is Technology Adviser for WISE.
NO REQUIRED READING
Playlist, along with links to lyrics, and recommended reading are available on http://queenlake.com/wise/wise-fall-2018/becoming-bob-dylan/
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